Friday, 4 August 2017

Beard Up - Lani Lynn Vale - Review Tour

Title: Beard Up
Series: The Dixie Warden Rejects MC #6
Author: Lani Lynn Vale
Genre: MC Romance
Release Date: July 27, 2017
Cover Mode: Chase Ketron
Photographer: FuriousFotog

Ghost [gohst] noun: the soul of a dead person, a disembodied, vague, shadowy spirit wandering among or haunting living persons; a mere shadow or semblance; a trace.

That noun sums up Ghost and what his life has become with painful precision. He is barely living, merely existing but never thriving. There wasn’t much that could pull him from the darkness he willingly inhabits…except one thing. Her.

She is the reason he’s done what he’s done, and his life has become what it has become.

He haunts his former life, lurking in the background, surviving on occasional glimpses of the only thing good that is left in his miserable life. The horror he has inflicted upon her is nothing compared to the terror that waits for her when someone moves in to take her from him.

The thing about being stuck in the past is that it is like walking through life backwards. She is always looking back, so she doesn’t see what is happening in front of her. Unfortunately for her, it turns out that the ghosts of the past aren’t nearly as terrifying as the monsters of the future.

They say that true love is like a ghost, something that many talk about but few have seen. It’s a good thing for that, too, because he’ll need that element of surprise to protect her. Hopefully when the dust settles, he’ll be able to resurrect more than just himself.

5 Stars

Beard Up is the sixth title in The Dixie Wardens Rejects. Although this title could be read as a standalone, you will get more from this title having read the previous title not only in the Dixie Wardens Rejects but the Dixie Wardens MC series as there is a great deal of character cross over. Beard up is an incredible story that is both heartbreaking and heartwarming. Although this is an MC romance, it's so much more it's a story of love, not taking anything for granted, suffering, forgiveness, betrayal, revenge and redemption.

Those familiar with the series will have their own assumptions regarding ghosts identity and in my case I was correct. I loved seeing this character interact with his family and the members of the various Dixie Wardens chapters. 

Ghost is and endearing, enigmatic, bearded bad-ass. He is incredibly loyal, loving, strong, observant, smart and kind of quirky. He fits in perfectly with the Dixie Wardens rejects. The connection and chemistry between Ghost and his lady is instinctive and undeniable. The love scenes are a blend of sweetness, sexiness and heat. 

This is a difficult review to write without giving away Ghost's identity, but I can say that the twists and turns, intrigue, mystery and suspense kept on the edge of my seat wondering what would happen next. This is a completely captivating and entertaining story that I read in one sitting. I adore Ms Vale's stories, and will be eagerly anticipating the next title in this series. 

I’m a married mother of three. My kids are all under 5, so I can assure you that they are a handful. I’ve been with my paramedic husband now for ten years, and we’ve produced three offspring that are nothing like us. I live in the greatest state in the world, Texas.